progressive agenda now. >> bill: he does, but he's got, you know, the problem is there is only so much he can do by executive order, you know. >> that's the 8 our government works actually. we should be happy about that. but he's got to get this through congress. he has the road blocking of the republican tea partyers who are running the show. it's the tail wagging the dog in the house, laurie >> caller: i understand. not insurance. >> bill: i don't know whether we just -- i tell you what the president ought to do, get on the plane to hawaii today. he deserves it. he hasn't had a vacation didn't take a vacation this summer. what the hell? the senate has already gone. right? as of last night, the house left town, and boehner just said, it's up to you mr. president. he can't do it single-handedly anyhow. so we are going over the cliff. might as well watch us go over the cliff on the beach of hawaii as sitting in the white house with bo. ron is calling from elgin, illinois. hey, ron. >> caller: good morning, bill.